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Police budget: is the bad economy turning people to selling drugs?

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Drug use is up in Wadena, Sgt./Investigator Tom Crawford told the city council on Monday's budget meeting.

Crawford, who filled in for Bruce Uselman at the meeting, said that some people turn to selling drugs to make quick, untaxed cash in the bad economy.

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He also said that the department has been dealing with mental health issues after state cuts in institutions.

Crawford said the police department was planning to switch to an 800 MHz system.

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